New slogan: “Nice life you got there, be a shame if something happened to it.”
In Kaczynski’s story, he outright threatens to out the Reddit user if he doesn’t comply:
CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same. CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.
Many quickly observed that this threat amounted to ideological blackmail.
It is blackmail wrapped up in brass knuckle reputation management. Well, CNN…I will mock you today, tomorrow and until the last viewer leaves. You can find me. Any idiot can.
I will show you no remorse and will repeat whatever ugly behavior I care to. I might even find out what this Reddit thing is, join and mock you some more. You are a TV channel on basic cable.
And you tracked down a person who mocked you? You thin skinned rodents?
Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!